2019 look back

A Look Back on 2019

2019 a harrowing ride on the ag & food rollercoaster While the screams elicited from those clutching their seats were not of terror or excitement, but rather of shouts of frustration or just heavy sighs of the bone-weary and exhausted, the weather in many places caused untold anxiety and stress Read more…

pests like the asian fruit fly can create devastating crop damage to horticulture

The Economics of Crop Damage

Losing a harvest can devastate a farm When the thought of crop loss comes to mind, it’s common to think of drought, flooding or hail, as these are certainly devastating. While they certainly are the most common losses for large-scale, bulk commodity production, the same can’t be said for smaller Read more…

Not Such a Fun Guy, These Fungi

Not Such a Fun Guy, These Fungi

Plant diseases having increasingly devastating effects In June I was fortunate enough to attend a captivatingly interesting conference organized by the University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for Food Security on how to improve global food security and the technologies required to accomplish this. Of the numerous speakers, one stood out Read more…

The Buzz on Bees

Are Farm Chemical Harming Bee Populations? Over the past decade, there has been considerable discussion and debate about what is responsible for the decrease in bee populations in both North America and Europe. While environmental groups have been quick to advocate (without any evidence of course) that this was entirely Read more…